Deadwood: HBO Says Movies Not Dead, Yet

Deadwood castResponding to the reports that the Deadwood sets have been dismantled, HBO counters that the movies are not a dead project, though they certainly aren’t committed to making them either.

An HBO representative told TelevisionWeek that series creator David Milch says the deconstruction of the Deadwood town has little to do with the fate of the movies because they wouldn’t be used anyway. The pair of movies would take place after the town has been destroyed by fires and flooding. The rep was also sure to add that there are still “no current plans to make the movies.”

The cable network is happy to remind us that Milch is working on a new drama for them about a New York Police Department in the 1970s. The drama will involve the Knapp Commission investigations which made officer Frank Serpico a household name and led to a book and movie. Milch is certainly familiar with this setting as since he wrote for NBC’s Hill Street Blues 25 years ago.

As was the case with John from Cincinnati, HBO expects Milch to focus solely on this new drama if it gets picked up as a series. If it fails, Milch may once again switch to another new project rather than return to Deadwood. So, in the end, little has changed. The movies aren’t any closer to being made but neither HBO nor Milch will rule them out either. Is this whole thing getting old or what? Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. Tony says

    Come on ,bring back a season four, or at least a movie to wrap up the story properly.
    Deadwood was the best show ever!

  2. Taxman says

    When is HBO going to get off their butts and get the Deadwood story line resolved? This show was the best thing I’ve ever seen on TV. And a darn good history lesson at the same time. C’mon HBO…… let’s get moving.

  3. Stine says

    I so wish they’d get the movies, or even better, a proper series 4, made – best show ever, still keen to see what happens next!!!

  4. says

    Do we not get enough bang! bang! shoot ’em up stuff on regular TV? Come on HBO – do we really need another cop series? DEADWOOD was one of the best westerns I’ve see in years. Real life stuff. The way we all surmised the wild west to be. David Milch and staff did an excellent job. EXCELLENT!!! The actors did an excellent job!!!!!! So believable. We’ve all heard of Deadwood, but the series brought it to life for us, and then, BAMMMMM! We’re hit between the eyes with an end that left you hanging, and end that wasn’t an end! HBO – can you not see it in your heart to give fans the rest of the story. Quite spending money on stupid stuff and continue with giving us history lessons we can get in to. THANK YOU

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